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GovExec Daily: COVID-19, Anxiety and the Workplace

Labor and employment attorney David Barron joins the podcast to discuss mental heath accommodations in the workplace.

The COVID-19 crisis created a massive shift in the way Americans think of mental health. For many, the fear of catching a dangerous virus created a level of anxiety that was previously unheard of. As a result, many agencies and employers were forced to adjust, making remote work the norm. Mental health is complex and looks different for each individual. Managers and organizations have had to adjust to this new reality as conversations about mental health became a bigger part of workplace culture. Managers have to ask questions: What steps should you take to adjust? If an employee is requesting time off, or is simply asking for help, what’s the process?

David Barron is a labor and employment attorney at Cozen O’Connor. He joined the podcast to discuss to how employees can request reasonable accommodations and how employers can offer support.

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